Funding Circle US is seeking a passionate and highly motivated graduate level intern to join our 10-week summer internship class in our Risk & Analytics team. Our Risk & Analytics team are quantitative analysts who extract meaningful business insights from data and build/ leverage predictive models to create decision strategies that will optimize business performance.
The R&A function sits at the heart of value creation utilizing leading-edge analytics, turning data into long term competitive advantage and ensuring that US business grows profitably with the right risk controls.
Birds-eye view of the role:
The Intern would work on projects in R&A area under the close oversight of a mentor.
The role would involve :
Understanding the business problem or opportunity at hand and quantify the key metrics that describe this problem/opportunity
Define & develop an analytical or modelling framework that would be applied to this situation
Perform deep dive analysis and propose a comprehensive strategy to address the above
Work closely with partner teams to drive the implementation of operational strategies
Present findings and recommendations from the project to senior management at the end of the internship
Projects would be in areas like credit strategy, risk & marketing models, operational strategy for underwriting and pricing optimization. But, will require coordination cross-functionally with other departments to research and implement risk & analytical solutions.
Qualifications - Ideal candidates will have the following characteristics :
Pursuing Master's Degree in Quantitative-Finance related field from accredited college or university
Proficient with analytical tools like R, SQL, Python, and Tableau
Strong problem-solving skills using logical reasoning and analytical methods
Excellent ability to translate complex problems into clear and simple stories
Strong track record of leadership and accountability
Energetic & pro-active personality with the ability to work across different teams
Enthusiasm for a fast-paced, team-oriented, start-up environment with demanding expectations
Ability to multi-task and manage time independently
Alignment with our Core Values: Think Smart, Make It Happen, Be Open, Stand Together, Live The Adventure
It would also be great if you have
Had experience working in financial technology
Excitement for challenging the status quo, tackling challenging and ambiguous problems, and experimenting with new approaches
Strong interest in the financial technology sector and the growing online lending space
Identification with our mission: "To Build a Better Financial World"